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Such awesomeness! Unloading four terrific fics on me! Weirdly, I actually think I enjoyed the Spanya one most of all. Favorite bits from that one?

“Quiet!” Anya yelled out. “You promised me an evening out. I thought you were Mr. ‘ooh, I made a promise to a lady’!

Anya stepped in. “AHA! Now I will perform vengeance for this poor, poor woman, and rather than give her powers back and then have her have all this awful guilt and stupid feelings, I will deal with you myself. Bam!” She hit him on the head. It didn’t hurt, except his pride. “Bam!” She hit him again. “Now, I will have revenge sex with you!”

Spike interjected, “Wait, why would a sodding vengeance demon have — ”


The Willow/Faith was terrific too in a totally different way. Obviously, the last line was the coup de grace of the fic for me. However, I was also so intrigued by:

Willow didn't press the issue. She knew why Faith turned it down, for the same reason Willow never gave one to herself. There had to be some chance they could be killed in battle, in case -- in case. Fear of death keeps Faith grounded, prevents her from launching in and making it all about the fight and the carnage, now that she has something to live for, keeps accidents from happening when the consequences can get written on her body.

It's a fascinating reversal from how Faith was on a suicide march, at least in her acts of violence post-coma through the end of Five by Five. It made me think thoughts that a big part of Faith redeeming herself was discovering a healthy fear of death instead of a rush to embrace it. Perhaps a component was the sharp differences in Angel giving Faith a good cuddle even when Faith was asking him to kill her vs. the most intimidating, in yo face shock n' awe threats on Faith's life with the Watcher's Council's repeated hits. Yes, Buffy ended up getting much closer to killing Faith in Graduation Day than the Watcher's Council and the WC's stated mission was to bring Faith back to judgement. However, the Watcher's Council made a bunch of men and machine guns that they were firing at the slayers on the rooftop and made a much bigger show of violence designed to traumatize and bring to heel.

And the Cordy/Wes story was DEE-lightful. Since I'm all Ms. Comparisons lately, the line of Cordelia's:

“Well, I’ll tell you a secret Wes. But I know what it’s like. You have everything. And then suddenly, nothing. It’s all gone. And you…you are all British and…if only your mouth was….” She looked down.

reminded me of Joan Holloway's, "But that's life. One minute you're on top of the world and the next...some secretary is running over your foot with a lawnmower"- particularly after Joan learned that she quit her job at SC just when husband found out that he wasn't going to make it as a doctor in NYC.

Plus, seriously perfect Wesley voice even if his sentences were unusually short for early!Wesley due to the pain. That's no easy feat! I LOLed at.

“Well, I’ll tell you a secret Wes. But I know what it’s like. You have everything. And then suddenly, nothing. It’s all gone. And you…you are all British and…if only your mouth was….” She looked down.

For a second, Wesley wondered if maybe she did understand.

“And I mean, look at what I’m wearing! This is like my last good outfit and it’s got blood on it!”

Wesley wondered if maybe she didn’t understand.


Snerk. And

“I have been sacked,” he said sadly.

And obv, the no kissing/Pretty Women thing was perfect. You know, I actually think by the end of this comment I decided that I thought the Cordy/Wes one was even funnier than the Spanya one. Although, that may change again! Ask me in five minutes.

Edited at 2014-01-20 01:45 pm (UTC)

Yay, I'm glad you liked!

It's a fascinating reversal from how Faith was on a suicide march, at least in her acts of violence post-coma through the end of Five by Five. It made me think thoughts that a big part of Faith redeeming herself was discovering a healthy fear of death instead of a rush to embrace it. Perhaps a component was the sharp differences in Angel giving Faith a good cuddle even when Faith was asking him to kill her vs. the most intimidating, in yo face shock n' awe threats on Faith's life with the Watcher's Council's repeated hits. Yes, Buffy ended up getting much closer to killing Faith in Graduation Day than the Watcher's Council and the WC's stated mission was to bring Faith back to judgement. However, the Watcher's Council made a bunch of men and machine guns that they were firing at the slayers on the rooftop and made a much bigger show of violence designed to traumatize and bring to heel.

Yeah, I think that Faith was always all about dancing on that edge of danger, in s3 trying to get off on the danger because she didn't have any other way of dealing with it, and then post-"Who Are You?" because she's both feeling guilty and being hunted like an animal and STILL has an adrenaline-junkie thing going on.

Plus, seriously perfect Wesley voice even if his sentences were unusually short for early!Wesley due to the pain. That's no easy feat! I LOLed at.

One thing I realized rereading this (it HAS been a long time) is that I had Wesley call Giles "Mr. Giles" in his internal monologue, which I think might be exaggerating a bit but is pretty funny. There are a few places in the fic where I think I could have used some editing, because I don't actually know what I was trying to even say, but besides adding titles I didn't want to do any editing.

Anyway, thanks!

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